I take my guy friend shopping bc he wants my opinion but he won't try on anything that's out of his style boundaries which consist of a polo shirt , cargos, and ugly sneakers. I try to dress him up more modern and we bought some things that help his game but he won't wear it bc he thinks that it's to flashy. It not. He's so concerned about being looked at and it's not like we bought a neon tank and matching shoes all we bought was a nice flannel and pants that look good on him. All he says is he wants To blend in to the walls and I said you can still blend without looking like a forty year old soccer dad! Are any of you guys really stubborn with what you wear? Also how can I make him more confident so that he will be comfortable whit dressing his age and looking dateable for once?
Men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to clothes.
For women, clothes are like decorative objects that can be switched for another day by day. Like, "I want to look like whats-her-name today, then tomorrow, I'm going to look like that-other-girl, and then..."
For guys, clothes are more permanent and are intended to reflect his identity. Like, "This is WHO I AM today, then tomorrow, this is still WHO I AM, and then..."
Trying to get a guy to fundamentally change his fashion sense is like trying to get a gay guy to put away the rainbow stickers. Good luck, because you're going to need it.
I have my share of cargos and polos, haha. In fairness I'm 35 and that looked cool as shit 10 years ago in my heyday, haha. 40 year old soccer dads were cool 25 year olds at one time. My biggest problem with fashion is the constant change. If something looks good, stick with it. I think the under 25 crowd dresses like assholes mostly, haha. It's not that I don't know how to dress in clothes that are now considered cool, I just think they look terrible and wouldn't be caught dead in it. The sneakers gotta be tight though. That's where outfits really fall apart, especially something simple like shorts and a polo. You need multiple styles and color schemes to match up.
I think the guy has to WANT to change his style. That's how it works for me. Went from the guy who wore shirts with funny, appropriate, sayings to wearing nothing but solid color pocket tees. I just didn't feel like the funny shirts reflected me anymore so a change was in order.
Last Christmas, a while ago I know, one of my aunts gave me some stripped shirts to add something different to my wardrobe, they still have the tags on them cause the store wouldn't let me return them. They aren't ugly or bad colors, I just don't want to wear stripes. Nor am I unthankful for the gift, at least she tried.